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Integration of iconic gestures and speech in left superior temporal areas boosts speech comprehension under adverse listening conditions (2010)
Journal Article
Holle, H., Obleser, J., Rueschemeyer, S., & Gunter, T. C. (2010). Integration of iconic gestures and speech in left superior temporal areas boosts speech comprehension under adverse listening conditions. NeuroImage, 49(1), (875-884). doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2009.08.058. ISSN 1053-8119

Iconic gestures are spontaneous hand movements that illustrate certain contents of speech and, as such, are an important part of face-to-face communication. This experiment targets the brain bases of how iconic gestures and speech are integrated duri... Read More

Electrophysiological evidence for incremental lexical-semantic integration in auditory compound comprehension (2009)
Journal Article
Koester, D., Holle, H., & Gunter, T. C. (2009). Electrophysiological evidence for incremental lexical-semantic integration in auditory compound comprehension. Neuropsychologia, 47(8-9), (1854-1864). doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2009.02.027. ISSN 0028-3932

The present study investigated the time-course of semantic integration in auditory compound word processing. Compounding is a productive mechanism of word formation that is used frequently in many languages. Specifically, we examined whether semantic... Read More

Neural correlates of the processing of co-speech gestures (2007)
Journal Article
Holle, H., Gunter, T. C., Rüschemeyer, S., Hennenlotter, A., & Iacoboni, M. (2008). Neural correlates of the processing of co-speech gestures. NeuroImage, 39(4), (2010-2024). doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2007.10.055. ISSN 1053-8119

In communicative situations, speech is often accompanied by gestures. For example, speakers tend to illustrate certain contents of speech by means of iconic gestures which are hand movements that bear a formal relationship to the contents of speech.... Read More

The role of iconic gestures in speech disambiguation: ERP evidence (2007)
Journal Article
Holle, H., & Gunter, T. C. (2007). The role of iconic gestures in speech disambiguation: ERP evidence. Journal of cognitive neuroscience, 19(7), 1175-1192. doi:10.1162/jocn.2007.19.7.1175

The present series of experiments explored the extent to which iconic gestures convey information not found in speech. Electroencephalogram (EEG) was recorded as participants watched videos of a person gesturing and speaking simultaneously. The exper... Read More